I want to make a wedding cake that has several round cakes pushed together to form the bottom tier with a standard stacked cake on top to form the remaining tiers. I've seen it several times, but never in person. I want to know how to structure it, but I can't find any information (most likely because I don't know what to call it!). Does anyone know how to build/support this cake or what it's called so I can research it?
First of all...i need to say..this not my cake...but I know the person who did it....
It's all about your dowel rods. Even the top tier is sitting on 4 round 6" cakes. The cakes need to sit on support.
Is this what you are talking about?
ddaigle, kudos to whoever did that beautiful cake!! I love it.
I would think there would be a dummy cake nestling in the middle of the real round ones. That's how I would do it anyway. The real cake sits on the cake dummy, avoiding the need for dowels.
Does anyone know how to build/support this cake or what it's called so I can research it?
Search satellite cakes.
There's a diagram of the same set-up concept on pages 30-32 in "A Treasury of Wilton Wedding Cakes" that shows the positioning of dowels towards the center/main cake in the base satellite cakes.
ADayti...there wasn't but that's a great idea!
That's exactly what I was talking about! Thanks ddaigle!
Great suggestion Dayti...that would be a really simple support system...and that's perfect for me